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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Star Wars at 30

In case you are currently living in a pop culture vacuum, today marks exactly the 30th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, what has now become known as Episode IV.

Once that image of black, star lit space appeared in the opening moments of the movie with the massive star destroyer shooting at the Alliance cruiser, pre-teen geeks like myself forever had their imaginations changed from playing cowboys and indians to Jedi Knights and Stormtroopers.

Classic Butler family moment for us was my then 4 year old brother yelling excitedly in the theater the moment Darth Vader appears, "DARTH VADER MAMA! DARTH VADER!" How he knew who Darth Vader was without even being exposed to the movie or anything remotely Star Wars related is still a mystery.

I bumped this post back to the top for the weekend, because I should have added a special link as we commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first release of the original Star Wars.

How could I have forgotten Capt'n Wacky's Death Star of Fun

Especially the Parade of Unfortunate Star Wars Costumes

Oh, and let me not forget Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog at the opening of Attack of the Clones

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Blogger TulipGrrl said...

So, in your esteemed and educated opinion--at what point did you know George Lucas had gone over to the Dark Side?

5:42 PM, May 26, 2007  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

It is either when he started wearing flannel during TV interviews or when in insisted on having Jar-Jar Binks as a legitimate character in his first prequel.

Fred

6:06 PM, May 26, 2007  

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